Director, writer and producer Sir Alan Parker began his career in advertising as a copywriter before graduating to writing and directing commercials. He used advertising as a platform to launch his career as a screenwriter and film director.
His feature films - including Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express, Mississippi Burning, The Commitments, Evita, Fame and Angela’s Ashes - have won nineteen BAFTA awards, ten Golden Globes and ten Oscars. He was founding chairman of the UK Film Council and chairman of the BFI. Sir Alan received his CBE in 1995 for services to the British film industry, and a knighthood in 2002.
In this film by Paul Wyatt Sir Alan tells us about his career in advertising and motion pictures and how stories have played a role throughout. A shorter version of this film formed part of: D&AD Brand Storytelling: How to Use Narrative to Sell
With thanks to:
Sir Alan Parker
Feature film clips courtesy of “An Alan Parker film” by
Kieron Butler and used with kind permission of Sir Alan Parker.
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